The Twin Buttes Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,184 feet.
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Elevation: 5,184 Feet (1,580 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.49889, -119.00917
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Twin Buttes Mine MRDS details
Primary: Twin Buttes Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2857
District: Staggs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Inland Resources , Ted Saylor, Pres.
Home Office: 910 South Main, Salt Lake City, Ut 84101
Years: 1981 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1935
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Metasedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2857 CONTAINS 20 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.05 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 200 PPM AG, +10000 PPM AS, 15 PPM AU, 70 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 200 PPM CD, 5 PPM CO, 10 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 20000 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SB, 150 PPM SR, 15 PPM V, 5000 PPM ZN, AND 39.0 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Deposit): MAIN ADIT WAS DRIVEN ON AN EAST-BEARING QUARTZ VEIN IN A SOUTH-DIPPING SHEAR. THE HOST ROCKS ARE BLACK FINE-GRAINED METASEDIMENTS, PROBABLY A SILTSTONE. SAMPLE 2857 WAS SELECTED FROM NEW AND OLD MATERIAL ON THE DUMPS THAT INCLUDED ARSENOPYRITE, PYRITE, AND POSSSIBLE SILVER/LEAD MINERALS.
Comment (Workings): MINED IN THE 1940'S BY AN ADIT. A 15-TON GRAVITY CONCENTRATOR WAS BUILT IN 1942. REMNANTS OF GRAVITY MILL AND LEACH PADS PRESENT IN 1984.
Comment (Location): UTM TO MAIN SHAFT ON TOPO
Comment (Production): CONTAINED 626 OZ AU, 7577 OZ AG, 40,400 LB PB
Comment (Development): MINED IN THE 1940'S AND INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH THE 1980'S. IN 1984, IT WAS REPORTED THAT NEW WORK HAD BEEN DONE ON THE MAIN SHAFT AND ON LEACH PADS, AS WELL AS UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION WITHIN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. LISTED AS AN ACTIVE HEAP LEACH GOLD OPERATION IN 1981, EMPLOYING 2 PERSONS; ALSO ACTIVE IN 1980.
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN THE 1930'S. MINED IN THE 1940'S BY AN ADIT. A 15-TON GRAVITY CONCENTRATOR WAS BUILT IN 1942. PRODUCTION INCLUDED: FOR PERIOD 1941-42, 564 TONS OF ORE WITH 598 OZ GOLD, 7130 OZ. AG, 37,700 LB PB: FOR 1949, 26 TONS ORE WITH 28 OZ. AU, 447 OZ. AG AND 2,700 LB PB. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1930'S
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 16 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES, 1981, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEARS 1981, AND 1980.
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.